Postdoctoral Research Associate (2017)
Ph.D., Religious Studies, Indiana University
M.T.S., Religion, Ethics, and Politics, Harvard Divinity School
Bharat Ranganathan studies religious ethics and moral and political philosophy. He also has longstanding interests in method and theory in the study of religion and the philosophy of religion. His current book project, On Helping One's Neighbor: Religious Ethics, Obligations to Others, and Severe Poverty, draws from conversations in Christian ethics and moral and political philosophy to develop a demanding account of obligations to assist the severely poor. Ranganathan will be researching the biological, ethical, and theological implications of environmental degradation. Drawing from Pope Francis's recent call for an integral ecology, Ranganathan will focus on issues concerning the introduction of Pacific salmon to the Great Lakes. Developing a grammar that draws from biology, ethics, and theology, Ranganathan's research aims to offer normative proposals that are morally cognizant of the interconnectedness of all life.
Ranganathan, Bharat. "Description, Prescription, and Value in the Study of Religion." Religions 9.1 (2018).
Ranganathan, Bharat. "Intelligibility and Normativity in the Study of Religion." Religions 18.1 (2017): 1–14.
Ranganathan, Bharat, and David A. Clairmont. "Introduction: Ethnography, Moral Theory, and Comparative Religious Ethics." Journal of Religious Ethics 45.4 (2017): 613–22.